Romans 11:13-32. All Israel Will Be Saved?

Q. Please help me to perhaps understand what Paul is trying to tell us here. In the early verses I seem to understand him that he is telling us about Israel that is eventually going to be saved after the full number of Gentiles has been saved. verse 23 confuses me a lot because Paul speaks as if Israel will have to show some belief in Jesus in order to be saved, although in the early chapters he speaks as if God intentionally made Israel not to understand Jesus. Then in verse 26 he speaks as if Israel is eventually going to be saved without any effort, which is what I believe on. But Paul confuses me when I read verse 23 and 25 as they seen to be contradicting.

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When Did The Disciples Receive The Holy Spirit?

Q. What is going on in John 20 when Jesus breathed on the disciples and told them to receive the Holy Spirit?  Prior to this event, Jesus told them He could not send the Holy Spirit to them until after He returned to His Father. Then after this event He told them to wait in Jerusalem for the arrival of the Holy Spirit.  So what happened in John 20, how do we explain this?
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The Serpent In Genesis 3

Q. In Genesis 3:1, the serpent is described as in it’s Edenic form, which is not a writhing reptile.  In Genesis 3:14, God cursed the serpent by telling it: “On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.”  It seems that Genesis 3:14 describes the serpents (snakes) of today’s world.  However, there are serpents in today’s world which have appendages which appear to the remnant  of legs or feet.  Is there any correlation between these serpents of today, which have these appendages, and the serpents of Edenic period, described in Genesis 1:26 as “….every creeping things that creeps on the earth”?

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Why 70 Years And Not 80?

Q. I was just wondering about your belief, that Jesus’ second coming will probably occur at most by 2018 and I know you use the 70-80 years of life from the bible and Israel’s rebirth of 1948 as your calculation for this date. But I was just wondering how come you’re so sure it is 70 years that’s to be added to 1948 instead of 80, which would make the second coming at most by 2028?  Don’t get me wrong, I want Jesus to rapture us today and I know that whenever that day will be, it will surely be the right one since it is God who will be making the decision, but I was just curious about that.

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Using Capitals

Q. I have a question in regard to 2 Thes. 2:7.  My question is: “Why is ‘he’ not capitalized in the verse?” If it is referring to God as the one who restrains, and the Holy Spirit as the one who is taken out of the way, why do you think the words referencing ‘he’ are not in upper case?

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Jacob And Esau

Q. I’ve been going through a study in Genesis by (a popular Bible Teacher).  If Jacob is Israel and Esau is the father of the Palestinians, and Jacob and his mother tricked his father into blessing him, when in deed the blessing was meant for Esau, no wonder the Palestinians have been so angry and defiant all these years.  Can you explain to me how/why God would honor such a trick by blessing the 12 tribes of Israel and the Abrahamic covenant via Jacob when it seems that is was done so dishonestly?

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Understanding Romans 7:9

Q. I read your good article in answer to a question regarding pre-born babies in the Rapture.  You said that children below the age of accountability belong to God, and quoted Romans 7:9.  Was there a misprint in this reference?  The verse does not appear to address the issue.  Please elaborate.  Thank you.

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Is A Generation 100 Years Or 70?

Q. I recently stumbled upon your website and it has changed my life. I know ppl throw around that phrase a lot, but I am growing so much closer to God. Just realizing that my salvation cannot be stolen has changed a lot because I have lived in fear of loosing it. But I have also learned so much about the church and of course Revelation, from reading your articles, it made Revelation as clear as a bell!

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The Times Of The Gentiles

Q. Why do you and many others refer to the beginning of the Times of the Gentiles as starting with Nebuchadnezzar instead of earlier when the Assyrians conquered northern Israel?  Why isn’t that part of the reigning and trampling of Gentiles?

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A Rapture Hint?

Q. Could the following verse possibly be a rapture hint?  I searched your site for this passage, but didn’t get anything.  I apologize if you’ve already covered this one.  “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:” (Ephes. 1:10)  Thanks for taking time to answer all our questions.

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